Beautycon Honored in City Hall


In August of 2019, more than 32,000 people traveled from every state and 35 countries to our Los Angeles Convention Center to share in the Beautycon experience. They were recognized for the economic value that they bring to the City.

With their headquarters in Los Angeles, Beautycon, which is committed to acceptance and diversity, is one of the fastest growing companies in the sector and is the largest celebration of beauty, individuality and staying true to ones self.


LA City Councilman Curren Price Treats 1,200 Seniors to Lunch!

On Sept. 19, Councilman Curren Price hosted about 1,200 older adults at the 19th Annual Senior Appreciation Luncheon at the LA Convention Center in CD 9. 

The community event featured live musical entertainment, lunch, transportation and a resource fair.

“Our seniors are the glue that hold our communities together because they are the eyes, ears and souls of our neighborhoods,” Price said. “They are integral to moving our neighborhoods forward, and together we can and will enrich the quality of life for South LA.”

The FREE event included a full course meal for lunch, a diverse musical lineup, a Zumba cardio workout, and a resource fair with dozens of City and community partners offering vital information. Live musical performances were provided by the Blue Breeze Band and Vilma Diaz y La Sonora.


Announcing Our 2019 SHeroes

Councilman Curren Price is happy to announce the 2019 “SHeroes." A SHero is a woman who has demonstrated significant leadership, pride and commitment to strengthening our community

These exemplary women will be recognized at the 12th Annual Tribute to SHeroes on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the USC Hotel.

On behalf of Council District 9, we would like to extend a warm congratulations to…

Pamela Bizzell
Program Manager, Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC)

Shannon Brown
Assistant Principal, Mary Mcleod Bethune Middle School

Cynthia Buelna
Pastor, RTLA Church

Julianne Burg
Vice President, North Area Neighborhood Development Council

Monica Cardona
Director of Parent Engagement, LA Promise Fund

Patricia Hernandez
President, Avalon Gardens Resident Advisory Council

Belinda Jackson
Executive Director, EXPO Center

Karen Jessie
1st Lady, Challenge of Faith Church

Estela Lopez
Principal, Dolores Huerta Elementary School

Ghecemy Lopez
USC Staffer, Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center

Chelsea McElwee
President, Zapata-King Neighborhood Council

Rosa Miranda
Senior Community Organizer, East LA Community Corporation

Mickiela Montoya
U.S. Veteran, California Army National Guard and Army Reserve

Jaime Rabb
Corresponding Secretary, Voices Neighborhood Council

Hilda Rodriguez-Guzman
Community Leader & Member, SEIU Local 99

For more information on the SHeroes Program, please contact Nora Gutierrez at (323) 846-2651 or via email at



National Car Seat Check Day is Coming to CD9

Attention moms, dads and caretakers: Is your child in the right car seat for his or her age and size? Don't risk it and find out Saturday, Sept. 21 during a special event in partnership with the Office of Councilmember Curren Price. The event is being held at the CD9 District Office located at 4301 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles 90011. Please note that you will need to make an appointment for a car seat inspection.

Do your part to prevent deaths and injuries by using the proper car seat. As part of "National Seat Check Saturday," we'll also have information booths, activities and resources for District 9 families.



Fall Friday Nights for the Whole Family

Attention CD 9 youth and families: Join us beginning Friday, Sept. 20 through Friday, Nov. 8 for Fall Friday Nights at Green Meadows Recreation Center and Ross Snyder Recreation Center.

This initiative offers FREE community programming, food, workshops, resources and other family-friendly activities! Fall Friday Nights seeks to provide a safe, positive environment for youth and families and highlights valuable resources and other opportunities available to Angelenos.



Register Today for the 4th Annual Latina Conference at EXPO Center!

We're less than two weeks away from the Annual Latina Conference in District 9. Have you registered yet?

You won't want to miss this special CD 9 event taking place on Saturday, Sept. 28, hosted by Councilman Curren Price.  We have dozens of speakers, including Jacqie Rivera! We have Latina trailblazers, entrepreneurs, creators and artists. There will also be live entertainment and FREE breakfast and lunch!

Here's your official invitation to join us at the largest District 9 gathering of super Latinas! To see the complete list of confirmed speakers and schedule, and to register online, visit


The Lucas Museum of Narrative Art is Building their Team!

Are you or anyone you know looking for a career in construction?

Continuing with the momentum of filling available positions with local hires, Councilmember Curren Price, in partnership with the Lucas Museum of Narrative Art and Hathaway Dinwiddie Construction Company, will be hosting a public job fair Monday, Sept. 16 at USC’s Galen Center, located at 3400 S. Figueroa St., from 10-11:30 a.m.

In addition to booths from the project’s general contractor and subcontractors, the event will feature a presentation by museum staff and a presentation by union representatives on how to access union jobs. Job-seekers will have the opportunity after the presentation to talk with museum staff, representatives from Hathaway Dinwiddie and subcontractors. This event is free and open to all those interested in a career in construction.

For additional information and to RSVP, click here: Lucas Museum Eventbrite Invitation


Extensive Street Improvements Come to CD9


Over the summer, Councilmember Curren Price worked hard with the Los Angeles Department of Transportation to bring additional safety improvements along the Broadway/Hill corridor near Clinton Middle School. Whether someone is walking, biking or driving in the area, there are noticeable safety improvements in place, including high visibility crosswalks and Leading Pedestrian Intervals (LPIs), which give a head start for pedestrians to cross the street. In the near future, CD9 will be implementing other changes such as pedestrian flashing beacons, speed feedback signs and speed tables, among others.

"My team and I are doing everything possible to implement the necessary changes to make our streets safer for our children, seniors and families," added Price.

If you have any questions about what what Councilman Price is doing to curb traffic deaths and serious injuries, call his District Office at (323) 846-2651.



Hoover Gage Mini Park Gains Brand New Exercise Equipment


The Council District 9 senior community had the opportunity to try the brand new $50,000 outdoor fitness zone installed at Hoover Gage Mini Park. Thanks to the exercise equipment, they will be able to work on their upper body strength, chest and legs! The latest improvements offer an opportunity for CD9 residents to be healthy, strong and happy.

Tell us, how are you enjoying our local parks? If you have any questions about what we're doing to improve the overall quality of life of CD9 residents, contact the District Office of Councilman Curren Price at (323) 846-2651.


Central Avenue Jazz Festival Presents 2019 Artist Lineup of Legends and Rising Stars


Legendary artists Barbara Morrison & The Bu Crew and John “Dandy” Rodriguez and the N.Y. L.A. Salsa Dream Team are among the dozens of musicians taking the stage at the24th Annual Central Avenue Jazz Festival July 27-28. For more than two decades, the FREE music festival has been a favorite among the millions of people who have enjoyed the revered summer event over the years.

Held along Central Avenue between King Boulevard and Vernon Avenue, the street fair, held from 11 a.m.-7 p.m., features smooth and soulful sounds across four stages, mouthwatering food, a beer garden, eclectic mix of vendors and information booths, pavilions and more!

“This year’s Central Avenue Jazz Festival will be an experience you won’t forget!” said Councilman Curren Price, who hosts the signature event in District 9. “It is a celebration of music, history and community.

It was important to me that we pay homage to the historical predecessors while integrating diverse musical groups. From traditional to contemporary sounds, fusion and Latin jazz, we’ve developed a lineup like no other.”

The annual event in South LA pays homage to the region’s rich cultural past and turns the spotlight on what was once considered the heart of the jazz scene. This year’s dynamic lineup includes a wide array of musicians, including:

2019 Lineup

Saturday, July 27, 2019

Sheléa has a voice that stirs the soul and hands that effortlessly glide over the keys. Sheléa represents a return to true artistry that has garnered much attention and adoration from legends throughout the music industry. Her sultry sound is an exciting oasis in an age of auto-tune. Blending traditional pop, jazz, R&B and soul, Sheléa brings a contemporary edge to classics and a classic touch to contemporary pop standards. In March 2019, Sheléa will star on PBS, joined by special guests David Foster and Greg Phillinganes, in the concert special QUINCY JONES PRESENTS: SHELÉA.

Barbara Morrison is known for a melodic voice and a three-and-a-half-octave range. She interprets a familiar jazz and blues classics repertoire in a unique style and also sings original contemporary tunes. One example of her original music is “I Wanna Be Loved,” co-written with Michael Cormier, which is a musical theatre production about the life and times of Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues.

A multi-instrumentalist of the highest caliber, Justo Almario has mastered the soprano and tenor saxophones, clarinet and flute. Justo has worked with the biggest names in music including Freddie Hubbard, Patrice Rushen, Herb Alpert, Dave Grusin, Abraham Laborial, George Duke, and Gospel music stars Andre Crouch, and Bebe Winans.

Headed by Snarky Puppy’s Multi-Grammy winning percussion duo of Robert “Sput” Searight and Nate Wirth, Ghost-Note is an explosion of sound with an expansive roster of next-level musicians.

Sunday, July 28, 2019

Azar Lawrence began his jazz career at the renowned Dorsey High School Jazz Workshop. After high school, he played in Horace Tapscott's Pan Afrikan Arkestra, and played weekly with George Cables, Candy Finch, Larry Gales and Woody Shaw in Los Angeles at local club, L.B. West on 54th St. Before long, he performed with the Ike & Tina Turner band, the Watts 103rd Street Band and War. The 19-year-old musical genius then joined John Coltrane drummer.

Chris Dave is one of the most revered and in demand musicians of his generation. His eccentric approach to the drum set and his ability to adapt to any musical setting, whether jazz, hip-hop or R&B, has put him in a category of his own. He has been around the world and back, playing and recording with some of music’s most established and iconic artists.

Cassandra Wilson is an American jazz musician, vocalist, songwriter and producer from Jackson, Mississippi. Described by critic Gary Giddins as “a singer blessed with an unmistakable timbre and attack who has expanded the playing field” by incorporating blues, country and folk music into her work.

Growing up in Los Angeles, from a young age, Darynn Dean was taught by jazz singer Barbara Morrison and pianist Howlett Smith. No stranger to jazz, her grandfather, Donald Dean Sr., is a renowned drummer (Les McCann, Carmen McCrae and Eddie Harris), her father, Donald Dean Jr., is also a drummer (Kenny Burrell, Rickey Lee Jones). Now, Darynn has set her sights on taking her place in the family legacy and climbing the imposing mountain of jazz greats.

Each year, the Central Avenue Jazz Festival draws tens of thousands of people from across the United States. In addition to live performances by world-class favorites and up-and-coming artists, the local event includes pavilions focused on Arts; Health & Wellness; Youth & Families; and Business & Jobs. For more information and regular updates, visit

2019 Artist Lineup At A Glance:



For the first time in it's history, the festival has partnered with local medical experts to host a series of workshops known as "Health Talks." To learn best practices and tips on how to improve your and your family's well-being, check the schedule below.



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